We were two couples looking for a small, historic bnb in the Brandywine area. We couldn't have been more pleased. The owners are gracious, the room, common areas and grounds are lovely -- quite a memorable stay. Highly recommended. Laurie Young Silver Spring Md
We don't expect to be pampered or wowed when we stay anywhere, if we are its a nice surprise, so with that being said it just didn't happen here. Suite was sub par in decor, although nice and roomy and the sleep number bed was a perk. The included breakfast was delicious but on last day of our stay once the two catering size trays of food were empty the last few guests to get to the dining room went without. The interior of the Inn was quant, old, with nice details and same with the outside, but you could tell there was a lack of required routine maintenance that is keeping this place from moving to the next level.
What a cool little place. My husband and I got to speak with the caretakers of the property while there (Brittany & Seth) who just so happened to be as charming and interesting as the house itself. They gave us quite o bit of background on Elk Forge as well. The main house is over 200 years old (the additions were added in 2000 when it was turned into a bed and breakfast). Only 2 owners have held the deed to this property in it's 200 year history. Seth, one of the current owners son's (and dual property manager along with is equally amazing and hardworking wife Brittany) has traveled the country staying at several different B&B's in order to get a feel for the style and quality he wanted to bring to this unique little getaway located in Elkton MD. It's definitely a step back in time to a more old school feel. Cracks in the walls show the homes age while simultaneously giving it character without the feel of it it falling apart. Lots of things have been re-purposed and reused. From all the stained glass windows that remind you of a church, to the old furniture and even the amazing artwork all over the walls and ceilings....it all just goes to prove that no stone was left unturned while converting this house into a budding B&B dream. The homes' charm and character can't be ignored from the moment you turn up the driveway. As you step across the threshold a very relaxing feeling of yesteryear consumes you while still giving off an air of elegance at the same time. What a beautiful place. So glad we found it. We will definitely be going back. We stayed in the Baltimore Room. The bed was BEYOND comfortable and it felt just like my bed at home. The bathroom was quaint and the decor was very elegant. I just can't say enough glowing and positive things about this place. It's a must to see and experience if you're going to be in the area.
Everything we had hoped for... very romantic
This was our 2nd visit to Elk Forge - different room, again charming. Stay this time too short to enjoy all available but appreciated amenities including afternoon snacks.
We were very pleased with our stay at Elk Forge. The room was very clean and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed breakfast in the lovely sun room and afternoon tea with cake/cookies. We also enjoyed the beautiful grounds. The inn was very quiet and the staff very friendly.
I found Pennsbury Inn to be a classic B&B--with strong elements of home and yet a clean and well-provisioned room to sleep in, that was quiet and restful. The element I'd most mention is the level of personal service and attention from the hosts. It begins the minute you walk in the door and doesn't even end when you leave, since I was welcomed to stop back by to rest or get any sort of help even after I'd checked out.
The Fairville Inn is simply gorgeous and it is ensconced in a beautiful, sylvan corner of Delaware...close to Winterthur, Nemours, the Brandywine Museum and Longwood Gardens. The carpet and bathroom in our room could use a little updating, but those details won't keep us from returning to Fairville.
Already planning our second stay here. Every staff member was polite and helpful. Rooms were great and we loved the outside view. A definite place to stay for anyone.
I was pleasantly surprised by the charming, peaceful and romantic setting. This B&B has the feel of a chic boutique Hotel. The breakfast menu is great. Highly recommended for couples needing a get away from daily hustle.
The bed was comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. Definitely want to come back.
The inn and the grounds were delightful. If you enjoy colonial buildings this is the place for you. The innkeepers were friendly, helpful and breakfast was delicious and plenty. The rooms were comfortable and beautiful decorated.
Rocky start, no one was at the front desk when we arrived. After the front desk woman came in, it was smooth sailing. The rooms were beautiful, the grounds so pretty. The staff very helpful.
We chose to rent at this Bed and Breakfast for a mid week getaway to honor our 25th wedding anniversary. A little time off work, a short drive from Philadelphia, and it was all doable. The directions were very accurate, but you have to look carefully for the flag and entrance. Not hard to see, but you have to pay attention. There was too much road noise from Hwy 1 when we were in the parking lot, but in the house and in our room we were not bothered at all. Strolling through the garden we commented that we must have adjusted, because we were not troubled by the traffic then. The host, Chip, called to confirm the reservation and to answer any questions we might have before going down. this level of attention was consistent with our stay. He provided a thorough introduction on arrival, and then announced he would leave us alone to ourselves....and did so. We toured the grounds, saw a fawn on the other side of the fencing, rocked in the hammock, and went upstairs to lay down awhile. The room (the Marshall) was quiet and the bed was comfortable. Chip is a wealth of information about the local area, and he has brochures of every local attraction. He offered to help us get tickets to Longwood Gardens, but we did not intend to go there. He gave us some recommendations for dinner that turned out well. j Breakfast of fresh fruit salad and an egg scrambled with carmelized onions in a flour tortilla was filling and refreshing, the coffee good, and the capuchinno tasty. All and all a delightful stay.
Recently we stayed here and had no issues. The service was great, all the workers were friendly. Rooms were clean when we got there, only complaint is the rooms were slightly smaller than expected and the air conditioner was in the bathroom. We stayed in one of the rooms on the 3rd floor. The breakfast in the morning was excellent, lots of variety from making your own waffles, oats, yogurt, and they also have hot dishes everyday (we had different scramble eggs with bacon and sausage). Highly recommend if your in the area.
We appreciated the phone call from Jen giving us our check in details the night we were coming in. Our room was on the third floor and very quiet. There is a dorm size fridge in the hall where one could store refrigerated items. Breakfast was served buffet style each morning with an assortment of hot dishes, fruit, and waffles.
Chip and Cheryl pay attention to detail! Friendly , helpful for exploring area. Cheryl keeps their garden beautiful. Some reviewers say house is cluttered. I'd say a bit, but it's a comfortable place. Also when you arrive and are looking for the drive, go slow and look carefully. A neat tucked away place.
I loved my stay!
The positives - property grounds are great. Especially if traveling with a dog. Person who greeted us was friendly and helpful. Room was quite large. The disappointing - room didn't smell "clean". It was a pet friendly room on lower level so I suppose some mustiness to be expected. There appeared to be some water stains on ceiling, and possibly some mold around it. Would like at least one bar of bath/facial soap, rather than everything liquid out of a bottle. No tissues. The main rooms of the inn could be great, but this one was not.
This was a great place for an anniversary celebration. I selected the romantic package which included extras such as setting up the room during dinner with roses and candles throughout. We did not have onsite dining, but the package included a gift certificate at a local restaurant which was fabulous! My expectations were met and far exceeded what I anticipated. The weekend we stayed, the spa was closed. That was the only other thing I wished was available to us.
Very inviting and cozy. Quiet, the grounds are beautiful. Service and amenities are awesome. Best time was the hot tub! And walking the trails especially down by the creek.
We had never visited the Brandywine region so we were pleasantly surprised by this lovely, historic B&B! We were celebrating a decade birthday and the Pennsbuy Inn was perfect in every way! The house was so beautiful and quaint and the gardens were gorgeous! The owners did everything to make our stay a memorable one. The breakfasts each morning were the best I have ever had at a B&B and we appreciated the variety and the excellence. The owners were available if needed but we still enjoyed the utmost privacy and were able to visit in one of several parlors in the home. The rooms were spotless and well decorated and the cleaning staff were impeccable! I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone! It is lovely, the owners are helpful and welcoming and the Inn is within close driving distance to everything in the Brandywine area. We hope to return and stay here again!
My stay was very relaxing and enjoyable. If you're looking to take a break, this is the place to go. The staff made you feel at home and they made delicious breakfast. There are various attractions nearby and the B&B also had many amenities for everyone to enjoy.
Charm. Warmth. Character. Everything one would hope for in a B&B. Chip, the owner was gracious, helpful, and cheerful. The house is the "real deal" in terms of Early American decor. Huge stone fireplace and heavy planked long tables. Excellent breakfast, great coffee, and you gonna' love Tucker the little dog. We'll be back !
Very nice get away. We will be coming back to this clean, peaceful, relaxing retreat.